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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

This Is How Malaysian Politicians Look Like After Being Peanutized

© Provided by Vulcan Post
If you are a Snoopy fan, you would heard of The Peanuts Movie. To promote the movie, the creators have rolled out a new promotional web app to let you create a Peanuts character in your own image. It allows you to choose everything from different facial elements, clothes, accessories, and the background from the Peanuts world that you want to be in.
Therefore, we decided to test the website with some popular politicians in Malaysia and see how do they look like after being Peanutized.

1. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak

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First off we started with the Prime Minister. As you can see PM Najib is wearing his gold frame glasses, but the black rim glasses is the closest we could get as there is no gold colour glasses frames in the option.

2. Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad

Not too bad, Tun M already doesn’t look like his age (he is 90) and his Peanuts character makes him look a lot more younger and youthful.

3. Datin Seri Hajah Rosmah Mansor

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The most outstanding feature of the Peanuts character is certainly the hair. Speaking of the hair, Datin Rosmah’s hair has always been very controversial. Once she revealed that shespent RM 1,200 to dye her hair.

4. Teresa Kok Suh Sim

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Seputeh Member of Parliament Teresa Kok once mentioned that the hair stylist charged her RM180 for dyeing and treatment of her hair prior to implementation of GST. And the Peanuts character was able to portray that silky straight black hair that Teresa has.

5. Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz

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We couldn’t get the exact glasses the former minister Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz is wearing, but we must say the result of the Peanutized version of her is pretty on point.

6. Khairy Jamaluddin

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He’s no longer tall, dark and handsome, he’s now short, dark and cute Mr Khairy.

7. Dato’ Seri Samy Vellu Sangalimuthu

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We are not so sure with the amount of hair portrayed by the Peanutized version of Samy Vellu but the suit and tie is pretty accurate.

8. Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim

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Since all the other Peanutized characters are pretty jolly and happy, this is one emo and serious one we came up with.

SPAD nabs GrabCar driver after cabbies set up trap during protest

Taxi drivers surround a GrabCar driver outside the SPAD headquarters in Kelana Jaya, September 30, 2015. — Picture by Kamles Kumar© Provided by The Malay Mail Online Taxi drivers surround a GrabCar driver outside the SPAD headquarters in Kelana Jaya, September 30, 2015. — Picture by Kamles KumarKELANA JAYA, Sept 30 — A group of taxi drivers protesting the continued operations of private hire vehicle companies managed to get the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) to arrest a GrabCar driver today after they lured him to their gathering outside the agency’s office in Kelana Jaya.
During the protest, one of the taxi drivers, Jay Rohezan, hired a car to SPAD’s office using the GrabCar service to prove that the firm’s drivers are still operating illegally without licenses.
“I just booked this guy to see if he comes to SPAD headquarters or not. See these private hire vehicles, they are so daring already,” he told reporters. 
SPAD had in July said that although Uber and GrabCar are legal as “service matching” businesses, the manner they operate is not.
The commission has since been carrying out enforcement on all unlicensed vehicles and drivers attached to the firms, and slapping them with compounds for operating illegally.
Today, when the GrabCar driver arrived in a grey Nissan Almera, he was ambushed by the over 30 taxi drivers who had turned up for the protest.
Police and building security officials managed to break up the crowd later and two SPAD officers then announced that they would arrest the driver and take action.
It is not known, however, the actual reason for the arrest.
The SPAD officers later took over from the driver and drove off in his car with the man in the backseat.
“They told us that they are going to bring him to the depot or main headquarters and process him. Hopefully, they take a stern action,” Jay explained, without offering details on why the GrabCar driver was arrested.
GrabCar is an online service offered via the MyTeksi app, which allows passengers to hail ordinary cars, and in which drivers need not possess a public driver’s licence to register.
To date, there are over 91,000 taxi drivers in the Southeast Asian region that have registered with MyTeksi and GrabCar
A group of approximately 100 taxi drivers protested earlier today at the SPAD headquarters demanding the suspension of the transport-hire mobile applications like Uber and GrabCar, which they claimed have been affecting their livelihood.
The demands made by the taxi drivers include exemption of Goods and Services Tax (GST) on taxi related products, reducing the NGV price as well as giving individual permits to drivers. 

Cabinet agrees China ambassador had no intention to interfere



The Petaling Street visit of China's ambassador to Malaysia Huang Huikang had created controversy in the past few days. However the cabinet today discussed and agreed the ambassador had no intention to interfere in domestic affairs.
According to a Sin Chew Daily report, the cabinet also agreed to put the matter to rest.
Although the issue had gained much attention internationally, the cabinet opined it had not affected the bilateral relationship between China and Malaysia.
The cabinet also opined that certain quarters misinterpreted the ambassador's remarks and took them out of context, which then became viral in social media and created misunderstandings.
The Sin Chew Daily quoted Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Wee Ka Siong (photo) that MCA ministers had explained the matter to the cabinet - that the ambassador had never mentioned 'Malaysian Chinese' in his remarks, which were twisted by certain quarters.
He added that Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid will represent the government, which will release a statement to close the issue.
"Those people who have a poor command of the Chinese language, in translating the original speech, misinterpreted the ambassador's remark; he had never used the word Malaysian Chinese."
Wee further clarified it was also mentioned in the cabinet that Wisma Putra didn't summon Huang, but just called him in to ask him to explain if his remarks at Petaling Street had been misconstrued or not. -Mkini

RON 95, RON 97 and diesel up 10 sen at midnight



Petrol and diesel prices will go up 10 sen per litre at midnight.
According to sources, the new price of RON 95 and RON 97 will be RM2.05 and RM2.45 per litre respectively.

This is up from RM1.95 and RM 2.35 for RON 95 and RON 97 respectively
The price of diesel will go up from RM1.80 to RM1.90, reported Oriental Daily.
[More to follow]

Harga Petrol Dijangka Naik Esok



Harga terbaru minyak petrol RON95, RON97 dan diesel dilaporkan akan mengalami kenaikan masing-masing 10 sen berkuatkuasa selepas tengah malam ini.

Menurut Laporan Malaysiakini, harga baru RON95 ialah RM2.05 seliter manakala RON97 naik kepada RM2.45 seliter.

Harga RON95 dan RON75 sekarang ialah masing RM1.95 seliter dan RM 2.35 seliter

Harga diesel pula naik dari RM1.80 kepada RM1.90 seliter.

Drastic Desperado Doublespeak

10 days ago I posted There are criminals and then there arecriminals in which I mentioned Mahathir stating (reported by Malaysiakini) that PM Naib could even be arrested by police overseas?

I had then commented: What was not mentioned (because alas, it's a bloody f* fact which you shouldn't be bothered with) is that the PM or for that matter, any PM or diplomat, enjoys diplomatic immunity abroad and cannot be touched, with one exception, that on matters involving war crimes.


Then, a desperate Mahathir had resorted to using the example of Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir who is wanted by the International Criminal Court for war crimes, genocide and crimes against humanity in Darfur (but an alleged crime ignored by many Islamic countries, Russia and China, etc).

Is Najib also accused of war crimes, genocide and crimes against humanity? C'mon lah, Tun, don't tembak with such an offensively outrageous odious comparison. 

Aiyoyo, pathetic lah. I was deeply disappointed by this once-strongman of Malaysia who was obviously desperately flinging poo around. We know he wants Najib out for his own political purpose.

Now, he disappoints me again by singing a different belakang-pusing & merajuk-ish tune, saying Najib [is] safe abroad, [as] international laws won't touch him.

With his volte-face kok-talk, can we or should we follow his guttersnipe attacks every which way at his foe? Before, when he was PM, we didn't. Why then should we now, when he is even worse than before?

We must, have to draw a principled line in the sand, and stop listening to his rants.


Penang bans outside loud speakers, except for prayer calls

Only internal loud speakers are allowed for programmes and activities at the mosques and surau.
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GEORGE TOWN: The decision to ban the use of loud speakers outside the mosques and surau except for the prayer call or “azan” and “iqamah” in Penang will be gazetted soon.
This was stated in a letter from the Penang state mufti’s office dated September 1 concerning the decision of the Penang state fatwa committee meeting on July 1 and 2.
The letter quoting excerpts of the minutes of the Penang state fatwa committee meeting stated the prohibition of reading the Quran before “Subuh” (dawn) using the loud speakers outside the mosque and surau.
This also includes the prohibition on the use of loud speakers outside the mosques and surau for all programmes, meetings and so on.
Only the use of internal loud speakers are allowed for programmes and activities at the mosques and surau.
Ten complaints had been received by the Penang Islamic Religious Affairs Department on the use of loud speakers in mosques and suraus from January 2012 until May 2015 involving external loud speakers for recordings of Quran recitals or ceramah before the call of prayer (azan).
Penang mufti Wan Salim Mohd Noor, when contacted by Bernama, confirmed the letter on the decision of the minutes of the meeting and that it did not affect the sanctity of Islam and was in fact in line with the passages from the Quran and Al-Sunnah.
– BERNAMA

Jeffrey Kitingan not leaving Star Sabah for PCS

So far, Star has never deviated from the struggle for Borneo rights and there’s no need therefore for Jeffrey to abandon the party.
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KOTA KINABALU: Star National Deputy Secretary-General and Star Sabah Secretary, Guandee Kohoi, has clarified media speculation that his party chief in Sabah, Jeffrey Kitingan, declined to be on the move again and this time in the direction of the newly-launched Parti Cinta Sabah (PCS). “The media reports claim that Jeffrey declined to lead PCS which it seems had his blessing when he was PKR Vice-President and Ketua Umum (de facto leader) PKR Sabah and Sarawak.”
“Jeffrey is consistent as far as the struggle for Borneo rights is concerned,” said Guandee. “There’s no reason for him to leave Star since the party has never deviated so far from the struggle for Borneo rights.”
“He left many parties before because eventually these parties fell by the wayside and abandoned the struggle for Borneo rights. So, he had no choice but to leave them and look for another vehicle which was willing to subscribe to Borneo Rights.”
Guandee was referring to Jeffrey, also Bingkor assemblyman, having the dubious distinction of being “King of the Frogs”. Jeffrey, in a previous take acknowledging his dubious distinction, pointed out that he had always been “a good frog”. “A good frog is one that sticks to the struggle through thick and thin,” said Jeffery who has been noted for accusing the Federal Government for being in non-compliance on the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63).
Guandee argued that Jeffrey’s persistence all these years on the struggle for Borneo rights was paying off. “Jeffrey, along with Foreign Minister Anifah Aman and others, even met with Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak recently on the return of Full Autonomy to Sabah and Sarawak.”
Sarawak Chief Minister Adenan Satem, he said, subsequently followed up and the Prime Minister has since agreed that “Sabah and Sarawak should have greater powers by way of devolution, beginning with the transfer of some Federal Departments in the two Borneo nations to the control of locals and/or the Sabah and Sarawak Governments.”
Guandee explained that Star was a unique party with a unique Constitution. “The Constitution was designed to avoid the in-fighting and power struggle which continues to plague other parties,” he said in clarifying media reports on the issue. “Star does not need to open many branches or sign up members.”
“What’s important is that we have activists and cadres and many supporters. The Star symbol is registered with the Election Commission (EC) and we can place our candidates in any seat in the country.”
It has been reliably learnt from party insiders that the initial plan was for Jeffrey to be Ketua Umum of PCS while Tamparuli assemblyman Wilfred Mojilip Bumburing takes over as President from Dr. Nicholas Guntabon. Nicholas is a Jeffrey protégé.
Apparently Jeffrey had second thoughts about leaving Star after he came to know that Kuching-based Dr. Patau Rubis, Star Founder and Ketua Umum, may hand over control of Star Sabah to a young leader in Kota Kinabalu should the Bingkor assemblyman abandon it for PCS. Bumburing, it’s learnt, may “return” to PKR, a party he never joined but stood under its ticket in 2013.

POLICE STARTS INVESTIGATION ON MY LATEST BOOK, “SAPUMAN – MAN OF STEAL”

Zunar
Zunar
A sales assistant who operates online sales of my latest book “Sapuman – Man of Steal” on the website zunar.my has been called for a police investigation in Dang Wangi, next Monday 5th October 2015 at 12 noon under the Sedition Act. Sapuman is my 18th cartoon book. Previously, seven of my books were banned by the government and confiscated by the police. Other books included “Conspiracy to Imprison Anwar”, “Pirates of Carry-BN” and “Rose in Kangkong Land.”
This is the second online sales operator of my books being investigated by the police. In November 2014, a webmaster was investigated under the Sedition Act and the Penal Code. The police also harrassed the “Payment Gateway” MOLPay to disclose the names of my online customers, but the company claimed they refused to disclose the required information. My books cannot be sold in stores throughout the country due to pressures by the authorities.
I strongly condemn this latest police tactics to frighten people from getting access to read and buy my books. My sales assistant did nothing illegal as the “Sapuman – Man of Steal” is not officially banned by the government. On the contrary, the police should investigate who took RM2.6 billion of public funds instead of clamping down on book sellers who sell books legally.
29 September 2015
Zunar
Political Cartoonist
BACKGROUND
Zunar (Zulkiflee Sm Anwar Ulhaque) is a political cartoonist from Malaysia. With slogan, “How Can I be Neutral, Even My Pen Has a Stand”, he exposes corruption and abuse of power committed by the government of Malaysia through his art.
Zunar is now facing nine charges under the archaic Sedition Act and facing possible 43 years imprisonment and the court proceeding will start on 9 Sept 2015. He was detained and locked behind bars twice under the Sedition Act – first time was on September 2010 for two days and recently on 10th of February 2015 for three days.
Five of his cartoon books have been banned by the Malaysian government on the ground that the contents are “detrimental to public order.” His office in Kuala Lumpur has been raided a few times and thousands of his cartoon books were confiscated.
The printers, vendors, and bookstores, have been harassed. Their premises have been raided and they have been warned not to print or carry any of his books or their bussiness licence will be revoked. Last October, three of his assistants were arrested and taken to the police station for selling his latest cartoon books.
The webmaster, who manages his website and online bookstore, was called in by the police for questioning.
Award:
  1. “Courage in Editorial Cartooning Award 2011” by Cartoonists Right Network International
  2. Human Rights Watch Hellman/Hammett Award for 2011 & 2015
  3. International Press Freedom Award, Committee to Protect Journalist, New York 2015

BAHASA MALAYSIA

Polis mula siasatan terhadap buku terbaru, saya “Sapuman – Man of Steal”
Seorang pembantu jualan yang mengndali jualan online buku terbaru saya “Sapuman – Man of Steal” melalui laman web zunar.my dippanggil untuk disiasat polis di Dang Wangi, Isnin depan jam 12 tengah hari di bawah Akta Hasutan. Sapuman adalah buku kartun saya yang ke 18. Sebelum ini, tujuh judul buku saya diharam kerajaan dan dirampas polis. Selain itu, buku-buku lain termasuk, “Konspirasi untuk memenjarakan Anwar”, “Pirate of Carry-BN” serta “Ros in Kangkong Land.”
Ini adalah kali kedua pengendali jualan online buku-buku saya disiasat polis. Pada November tahun lepas, seorang webmaster, disiasat di bawah Akta Hasutan dan Penal Code. Terdahulu, polis juga menekan pihak “Payment Gateway” MolPay untuk mendedahkan nama-nama pelanggan online buku-buku saya, tetapi menurut syarikat itu mereka enggan mendedahkan. Buku-buku saya tidak boleh dijual di kedai-kedai seluruh Malaysia kerana tekanan oleh pihak penguasa.
Saya mengecam tindakan ini sekeras-kerasnya kerana ia adalah satu lagi taktik terbaru polis untuk menakutkan orang ramai dari mendapat akses untuk mmebaca kartun-kartun saya. Pembantu jualan saya tidak melakukan sebarang kesalahan dalam urusan jualan kerana buku “Sapuman – Man of Steal” tidak diharamkan secara rasmi oleh kerajaan.Polis sepatutnya menyiasat orang yang mengambil RM2.6 bilion wang rakyat dan bukannya mereka yang menjual buku secara sah.
29 September 2015
Zunar
Kartunis politik
LATAR BELAKANG
Pada 10 Februari lepas, beliau ditangkap di dimasukkan ke lokap selama tiga hari di bawah Akta Hasutan kerana mengkritik pemerintah berhubung penghakiman kes Ketua Pembangkang, Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.
Sebelum itu, pada September 2010, beliau juga pernah ditangkap di bawah undang-undang yang sama.Pada 3 April 2015, Zunar di dakwa ke mahkamah atas sembilan tuduhan di bawah Akta Hasutan. Hukuman maksima untuk semua kesalahan ini adalah 43 tahun penjara.
Sebelum itu, pemerintah mengharamkan tujuh buku kartun beliau. Pengilang dan pekedai di seluruh Malaysia diugut supaya tidak mencetak dan menjual buku-buku kartun Zunar.
Pada 28 Januari 2015, pejabat Zunar diserbu ketika beliau mengadakan pameran dan program di London. Dalam serbuan itu, pihak polis turut merampas 150 buku-buku kartun beliau. Ini adalah serbuan kali ketiga oleh pihak berkuasa di pejabat beliau – kali pertama pada Ogos 2009 dan seterusnya pada September 2010 di mana lebih 500 buku komik “Gedung Kartun” dan “Cartoon-O-Phobia” dirampas.
Pihak berkuasa juga turut menyerbu pekedai, pengilang dan penerbit dan mereka diberi amaran bahawa lesen perniagaan mereka akan ditarik balik sekiranya terus mencetak dan menjual buku Zunar.
* Pada 6 November 2014, tiga pembantu Zunar telah ditangkap dan disiasat kerana menjual buku kartun bertajuk “Konspirasi Memenjarakan Anwar” dan “Pirate of the Carry-BN “. Sebanyak 44 buah buku turut dirampas oleh polis.
* Pada 12 November 2014, pengendali laman web telah rasmi Zunar (zunar.my) disiasat polis. Polis juga meminta syarikat pengendali urusniaga penjualan, MOLpay untuk menyerahkan senarai nama-nama pembeli buku Zunar secara online.
* Pada 20 November 2014, Zunar disiasat di bawah Akta Mesin Cetak dan Akta Penerbitan, Akta Hasutan dan Kanun Keseksaan.
* Pada Julai 2010, lima judul buku Zunar bertajuk “Perak Darul Kartun”, “1 Funny Malaysia”,”Isu Dalam Kartun” Vol. 1, 2 dan 3 telah diharamkan oleh Menteri Dalam Negeri atas alasan kandungannya “Mengancam ketenteraman awam.”
* September 2010, Zunar ditangkap dibawah Akta Hasutan dan dilokapkan selama 2 hari kerana penerbitan buku “Cartoon-O-Phobia.”
* September 2009, pejabat Zunar di Kuala Lumpur diserbu dan 500 buah buku “Gedung Kartun” dirampas.
ANUGERAH
  1. “Keberanian dalam Melukis Kartun Editorial” oleh Rangkaian Hak Asasi Kartunis Antarabangsa (CRNI), 2011
  2. * Anugerah Hellman Hammett sebagai pembela hak asasi dari dari Human Rights Watch 2011, 2015
  3. * 2015 International Press Freedom Award, CPJ

EX-CM ISSUES THIRD APOLOGY FOR SPREADING FALSE CLAIM ON SELANGOR CROWN PRINCE

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(The Star) – Former Malacca chief minister Tan Sri Rahim Thamby Chik has made his third public apology in four days over an outrageous claim that the Selangor Crown Prince had converted to the Catholic faith.
The latest apology from Rahim, now retired from politics, was posted on his Facebook page at about 6pm yesterday.
It was a Bahasa Malaysia version of his earlier apology, which had been uploaded on Facebook in English on Monday.
“With regards to my posts on Twitter and Facebook regarding DYTM Raja Muda Selangor converting to Catholism, I admit that it came from an unsubstantiated website. I sincerely apologise for any inconvenience and distress it may have caused DYMM Sultan of Selangor, DYTM Raja Muda Selangor and the Selangor Palace,” he wrote.
The conversion story linking Tengku Amir Shah to a Hispanic beauty was one of those ludicrous and far-fetched type of claims common on the Internet and was dismissed by the Selangor Palace when it first surfaced in July last year.
A Malay daily had rubbished the report then in a front-page story.
But Rahim’s embarrassing fiasco caused a stir due to his famous name. He had even claimed that a meeting with the Pope was in the works.
It is not confirmed yet whether the Selangor Palace will accept Rahim’s string of apologies.
The Selangor Council of the Royal Court is scheduled to meet today and the matter is expected to be discussed.
Palace sources said if Rahim had not been so gullible and had bothered to do some basic checking, he would know that the conversion story came from a satire website called World Daily News Report, which is famous for reports such as “Brazilian woman abducted by aliens comes back pregnant”.
Its latest “breaking story” is about a paranormal investigator captu­ring a poltergeist. The website’s disclaimer page states that “All characters appearing in the articles in this website – even those based on real people – are entirely fictional and any resemblance between them and any persons, living, dead or undead is purely a miracle”.
Two police reports have been made on the matter – one by the Sultan’s private secretary Datuk Mohamed Munir Bani and another by the Crown Prince’s private se­­cretary Hanafisah Jais.
The police have since interviewed several people regarding possible motives for the publication of the false news.
The media was initially unsure whether the Facebook account in question belonged to Rahim because the owner’s name was written as “Rahim TambyChik”. A family member later confirmed that it was a genuine account.
Rahim has three Facebook ac­­counts, two of which are defunct. When he tried to set up a third account, he could not do it with his actual name as per Facebook’s rules, hence the altered name spelling.

Syed Ali aims gun at Wan Azizah

He says she, like her husband and daughter, is keen to tarnish Malaysia's image.
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PETALING JAYA: Cheras Umno’s Syed Ali Alhabshee has chastised Pakatan Harapan for urging Washington to suspend talks with Malaysia to prevent conflicts of interest in view of the US Justice Department’s corruption probe that involves Prime Minister Najib Razak’s stepson and also his close associate Taek Jho Low.
In a statement posted on his blog today, Syed Ali said it was “a joke to call for a stall in trade deals and diplomatic ties based on mere assumptions and suspicion.”
He did not address the question of interest conflicts, appearing to be more concerned about the effect the opposition’s call would have on the country’s image.
He aimed most of his fire at Opposition Leader Wan Azizah Ismail and the politicians in her family.
“First it was the husband who tried his best to tarnish Malaysia’s image by aligning himself with former US Vice-President Al Gore,” he said. (Gore voiced support for Anwar’s Reformasi movement during a visit to Malaysia in November 1998.)
“Then his daughter, Nurul Izzah Anwar, flew to the US to seek its support in getting her father, who was convicted for sodomy in a court of law, released.
“While there, she alleged inappropriate medical treatment was given to DS Anwar Ibrahim.
“I do note that every time DS Anwar lands himself in jail, his family and supporters will cry foul, allege that his medical condition has worsened drastically and blame the doctors for negligence.
“And now Pakatan Harapan’s leader and DS Anwar’s wife wants the US to sever trade negotiations with our Prime Minister, DS Najib Razak.
“Datin Seri Wan Azizah Wan Ismail also wants the US President, Barack Obama, to cancel his meeting with our PM because he is apparently being investigated for suspected corruption by the US State Department.
“It’s good to note that the US State Department has not confirmed any such investigations involving DS Najib.
“Datin Seri Wan Azizah has based her observations on a New York Times article, which she says ‘gave the impression’ that Najib and his family were suspects in the Justice Department’s probe.”
He asked whether Wan Azizah was “desperate to shame and topple a democratically elected government” to enable “her power greedy husband” to achieve his political ambition.
He belittled the opposition parties’ decision to form Pakatan Harapan, saying it was “put together in a hurry to show a semblance of cooperation among the various parties.”

Selangor, Kuala Lumpur API readings now shows air quality at unhealthy level

Two new areas – one in Selangor and the other in Kuala Lumpur – recorded unhealthy Air Pollutant Index (API) this afternoon.
The API reading for Petaling Jaya (Selangor) and Batu Muda had escalated to 102 as at 1pm. The readings at 4pm, showed the API at an even higher level with Petaling Jaya registering 103 and Batu Muda at 105.
According to the Department of Environment (DOE), the number of areas with unhealthy API in Johor dropped to three compared with four areas at 9am this morning.
Meanwhile Bukit Rambai in Melaka recorded the country's highest API at 146 followed by Port Dickson (142) and Melaka City (136) while Balok Baru in Kuantan and Banting in Selangor have identical API reading at 132.
Apart from that, other areas with unhealthy API readings are Kemaman at 123, Nilai (121), Seremban (118), Port Klang (109), while Shah Alam, Paka in Terengganu and Putrajaya have identical readings at 112. 
An API reading of 0 to 50 indicates good air quality; 51 to 100, moderate; 101 to 200, unhealthy; 201 to 300, very unhealthy and above 300, hazardous. Members of the public can refer to the DoE portal for the latest API reading. – Bernama

Decision tomorrow on Najib’s bid to defer defence in suit over RM2.6 billion donation

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak's defence in the suit by a former Umno member will not be required if the court rules tomorrow that his application to strike out the suit must be heard first. – The Malaysian Insider pic, September 30, 2015.Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak's defence in the suit by a former Umno member will not be required if the court rules tomorrow that his application to strike out the suit must be heard first. – The Malaysian Insider pic, September 30, 2015.Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak will know tomorrow whether he can defer filing his defence in response to a suit filed by a sacked Umno member over the RM2.6 billion deposited into his personal bank accounts.
His lawyer Datuk Mohd Hafarizam Harun said judicial commissioner Datuk Mohd Zaki Abdul Wahab would deliver his ruling on the matter tomorrow afternoon.
"We need not file the defence by October 1 (tomorrow) as instructed earlier. We now wait for the judge's ruling," he told reporters.
The Umno president has taken the stand that the court should first hear his application to strike out the suit which was filed on September 21.

Hafarizam said the suit should be struck out as Anina had lost her status as an Umno member after she had filed the suit on August 28.
"She has no locus standi to bring an action on behalf on Umno members as such a move can only come from officer bearers or the public officer (like the Umno executive secretary)," he said.
Hafarizam said a lot of time and resources would have gone to waste if Najib filed the defence first but the suit was struck out later.
Anina filed the suit on behalf of Umno against Najib to account for the money alegedly donated to Najib by a friendly Middle Eastern individual to help the Barisan Nasional retain power in the 2013 general election.
She has since filed a separate suit to challenge her dismissal from the party.
On September 18, she also filed applications to freeze Najib's assets and judgment for admission.Anina Saaduddin in court last month to file suit as a then Langkawi Wanita Umno leader against her party president Datuk Seri Najib Razak. – The Malaysian Insider pic, September 30, 2015.Anina Saaduddin in court last month to file suit as a then Langkawi Wanita Umno leader against her party president Datuk Seri Najib Razak. – The Malaysian Insider pic, September 30, 2015.
Case management on the striking out application is fixed for October 6.
Anina became famous after she made a few remarks at the Langkawi division annual general meeting which were caught on video and went viral.
In the video, Anina was recorded saying Najib had "lied" to Umno members by claiming all of them supported him.
In recent months Najib has come under pressure from various people in the opposition, NGOs as well as from Umno itself. His fiercest critic is former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, who has asked Najib to resign as prime minister over the 1MDB fiasco and the RM2.6 billion donation.
The police and the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission are still said to be investigating the cases.
- TMI